A names, Ancient Greek, Elements, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Aphrodite

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure. It's possible that she was adopted by the Ancient Greeks from the Phoenician goddess Astarte, who was a cognate of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. As for Aphrodite's name, the first part has often been associated with Greek aphros (foam) in reference to her being born from the sea foam though it… Continue reading Aphrodite

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Color, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names, White

Wendell

Wendell is an English surname derived from given name Wendel, a short form of Germanic names beginning with wandal meaning "Vandal", referring to a Germanic tribe who invaded Spain and North Africa. Though the etymology of the name is uncertain, it has been linked to Germanic *wandern meaning "to wander" deriving from Proto-Germanic *windaną meaning "to wind, to wrap" from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (to wind, to… Continue reading Wendell

Animals, Birds, Falcon, Female, Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Peregrine

Peregrine is the English form of Late Latin Peregrinus which means "traveler, foreigner" from Latin peregrē (foreign, abroad) made up from Latin per (through, by means of) deriving from Proto-Indo-European *per- (to go over); and ager (field, farm) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field, pasturage). Peregrine is also a surname usually given to those who went on a pilgrimage so it also connotes the idea of a "pilgrim". It's… Continue reading Peregrine

B names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Late Roman, Latin, Virtues/Attributes

Beatrix

Beatrix is a variant form of Viatrix, the feminine form of Viator meaning "voyager, traveler, wayfarer". The name was later changed to resemble Latin beatus meaning "happy, blessed". Nicknames: Bea/Bee, Trix, Trixie Origin: Latin Variants: Beatrice (Italian, English, Swedish) Béatrice (French) Beatrise (Latvian) Beatriu (Catalan) Beatrycze (Polish) Beatriz (Spanish, Portuguese) Beitris (Scottish) Betrys (Welsh) Viatrix (Latin)   Male forms: Viator (Latin)… Continue reading Beatrix

Female, Late Roman, Latin, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Viatrix

Viatrix is the feminine form of Late Latin Viator which means "voyager, traveler" in Latin, so Viatrix means "female traveler/voyager". The name was later changed to Beatrix to make it resemble Latin beatus (blessed). Nicknames: Via, Trix, Trixie Origin: Late Latin Variants: Beatrix (Late Roman, English, Dutch, Hungarian, German) Beatrice (English, Italian, Swedish)   Male forms: Viator (Late Roman)  

D names, Earth, Elements, Gaelic, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dorian

Dorian comes from the name of an ancient Greek tribe called the Dorians. According to mythology, they got their name from their founder, Dorus, which at first glance seems related to Greek doron meaning "gift" from Proto-Indo-European *déh₃rom (gift) from the root *deh₃- (to give). However, the exact origins of the name are not uncertain. It's possible Dorian also derives from Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Dorian

Color, F names, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Norse, Norse mythology, Old Norse, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, White

Finn

Finn comes from an Irish name meaning "fair", "blessed" or "white" derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Finn is the older spelling of Fionn, which belongs to the name of a warrior in Irish myth known as Fionn mac Cumhaill (or Finn MacCool in English) and the leader of the Fianna. His birth name was Deimne but he was… Continue reading Finn

Akkadian, D names, Female, Libyan, Phoenician, Virtues/Attributes

Dido

Dido (pr. die-do) is the name of the Carthaginian queen featured in Virgil's Aeneid. She was the founder and very first queen of Carthage (located in modern day Tunisia), who killed herself by throwing herself onto a funeral pyre after the Roman hero Aeneas left her to find a new home for the Trojan people. Though Dido's real… Continue reading Dido

Latin, Male, Middle Dutch, Nickname names, Numbers, Old French, T names, Word names

Trip

Trip comes from a word referring to a journey or a voyage, or it refers to someone who stumbles and falls. It comes from Old French tripper (strike with the feet, tread or skip lightly) which comes from a Germanic source; or it could be from Middle Dutch trippen meaning "to skip, hop, trot, stamp, trample". Tri- is also a Latin… Continue reading Trip

Akkadian, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Joy, L names, Latin, Nature, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes

Leatrice

Leatrice seems to be a combination of two names, Leah (a Hebrew female name possibly meaning "weary, languid, tired" though it's also been associated with the meaning of "cow". It might also be related to an Akkadian word meaning "mistress"); and Beatrice, the Italian form of Beatrix which means '"happy" or "blessed" from Latin beatus, taking on the meaning of "she who… Continue reading Leatrice

A names, Ancient Greek, Armenian, Astronomy, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Korean, Latin, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Place names, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Ara

Ara is the Latin word for "altar" as well as the name of a constellation in the southern hemisphere. According to Greek mythology, it received its name when the Greek gods overthrew the Titans and the smoke from the altar was what the Milky Way represented. Other possible meanings in Latin are "refuge" and "protection,… Continue reading Ara

Earth, Elements, Female, Food, French, Greek, Latin, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Old French, P names, Pear, Surname names, Unisex, Welsh

Perry

Perry is a nickname for Peregrine, from Latin Peregrinus meaning "traveler", or Percival, likely based on Welsh Peredur meaning "hard spear" though the spelling of the name was altered to resemble Old French percer val "to pierce the valley". Perry is also an English surname which comes from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", referring to someone who lived near a pear tree. It comes… Continue reading Perry